UN-TICKING THE TIME BOMB
“UN-TICKING the TIME BOMB!” "Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper— it only leads to harm.” (Psalm 37:8, NLT) 1.) RIGHTEOUS AND UNRIGHTEOUS ANGER “God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked every day.” (Psalm 7:11, NKJV) “And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart,…” (Mark 3:5, ESV) “Be angry, and do not sin;…” (Psalm 4:4, ESV) 2.) CONTROL YOUR ANGER BEFOR IT EXPLODES "And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.” (Ephesians 4:26–27, NLT) “But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. ” (Colossians 3:8, ESV) 3.) WE MUST BREAK THE CYCLES OF SINFUL ANGER "Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.” (James 1:19-20, NLT) “At that point Peter got up the nerve to ask, “Master, how many times do I forgive a brother or sister who hurts me? Seven?” Jesus replied, “Seven! Hardly. Try seventy times seven.” (Matthew 18:21-22, The Message) Life Group Questions are: What is the difference between righteous anger and unrighteous anger? What steps can you take to control your anger, before becomes sin? Why should we ask our self’s the question - “Where did that anger come from?” How is anger destructive to the unity of the body of Christ? What part does forgiveness play in dealing with anger?